Petrobras First to Use FPSO in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Last thursday (17), the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) granted Petrobras the final approval necessary for it to kick off oil and natural gas production for its Cascade-Chinook projects, in the Gulf of Mexico.

The bureau’s board highlighted the technological quality of Petrobras’ project and the collaboration between the industry and the U.S. government for the safe production of energy resources in the country.

By securing this approval, Petrobras will soon start production in the Gulf of Mexico, in fields located at a water depth of 2,500 meters. This will be the first time an FPSO-type vessel platform (a ship that has on-board production and storage facilities) will operate in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Petrobras has extensive experience operating FPSOs in deep and ultradeep Brazilian waters, including in the pre-salt fields.

The platform has a capacity to produce 80,000 barrels of oil and 500,000 cubic meters of gas per day. The main advantage afforded by the vessel platform is mobility. In the event of adverse weather conditions, the vessel can be disconnected from the well system and sail to safe areas.

The U.S. government’s recognition reinforces Petrobras’ presence as one of the major global players in ultradeep Gulf of Mexico waters, as already occurs off the coast of Brazil.

Source: Petrobras,  March 21, 2011;

 

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

22 thoughts on “Petrobras First to Use FPSO in U.S. Gulf of Mexico”

  1. Pingback: World Spinner
  2. Pingback: Nigerian News Blog

Comments are closed.

Events>

<< Jan 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

Africa Oil Week 2020

For over 25 years Africa Oil Week has been the meeting place for Africa’s most senior E&P stakeholders.

read more >

CERAWeek 2020

 Each year, CERA clients gathered for a few days in Houston…

read more >

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration…

read more >

2020 EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION STANDARDS CONFERENCE ON OILFIELD EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

The development of consensus standards is one of API’s oldest and most successful programs.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply